By Paul Schmitt
The Door County YMCA just began a new Diabetes Prevention Program to take a proactive approach in dealing with one of the nation’s worst epidemics. According to a recent Center for Disease Control and Protection report, 84.1 million Americans have prediabetes that is a condition, that if not treated, often leads to type 2 diabetes in five years. Door County YMCA President and CEO Tom Beerntsen says the new program which just started this month is a key partnership in curbing the problem.
Beerntsen says the program offers a free risk assessment and has intervention approaches that target individuals who are most at risk of becoming diabetic. You can find more information on the Door County YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program with this story online.